Actions and Detail Panel
The Role of CCS in Addressing the Climate Change Challenge
Mon 18 April 2016, 17:30 – 19:00 BST
CCS has been touted as an important pathway for mitigating CO2 emissions as well removing CO2 from the atmosphere, i.e. negative emissions. However, today CCS is at a crossroads. Despite several successful large CCS demonstration projects, as well as many models showing that CCS is essential to reach the aspirational goals of stabilisation at two degrees celsius or less, markets for commercial deployment for CCS have not developed. As a result, the demonstration pipeline is running dry and industry has been reducing its commitment. This talk will analyse the relative strengths of the potential roles for CCS, e.g. power vs. industrial applications vs. negative emissions, outline the options for financing CCS commercial scale projects, and examine how different policies will impact the role of CCS.
Howard Herzog is a senior research engineer in the MIT Energy Initiative, where he works on sponsored research involving energy and the environment, with an emphasis on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. He was a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (released September 2005), a co-author on the MIT Future of Coal Study (released March 2007), and a US delegate to the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum's Technical Group (June 2003-September 2007). He was awarded the 2010 Greenman Award by the IEAGHG "in recognition of contributions made to the development of greenhouse gas control technologies". Doors open 5pm.
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